Jackie Simkins, a Northland residential aged care manager, argues that overseas RNs and their partners should both be considered as essential for New Zealand.
The Employment Court recently upheld a DHB’s decision to report a nurse – who had bullied fellow nurses – to the Nursing Council despite the board and nurse involved having signed a confidentiality and non-disparagement agreement. By Hamish Kynaston and Jennifer Howes.
A nurse who has championed Māori health for decades took out Health Volunteer for the year with other award winners including a Pacific nurse and a wound care nurse specialist.
A boost to workforce funding to “immediately alleviate” the stress of current nursing workloads is amongst the safe staffing recommendations made by the Independent Panel.
Setting an “aspirational” goal to boost Māori nursing numbers by 2028 without any funding or workforce strategy is “unacceptable”, says NZNO Kaiwhakahaere Kerri Nuku.
District health boards are employing more nurses than budgeted for – according to the latest statistics – but DHB budgets don’t reflect actual patient need, says the nurses’ union.
Pay equity, a national nursing model of care, training for all charge nurse managers, , boosting the Māori nursing numbers, and safe staffing are all part of a new NZNO action plan for nursing. The...